SIBU: A 34-year-old woman had to cook up a story after losing RM5,100 of her husband's money to a scammer, so she lodged a false police report and ended up running foul of the law.
Sibu Deputy OCPD, Supt Martin Koo said the police were now investigating her under Section 182 of the Penal Code for making a false police.
He said at about 12.20am on Tuesday (June 25), the woman came to the police station to make a report.
She said she was robbed by two men of RM5,100 near a traffic light in Sibu Jaya at 8.30 the night before.
"However, upon being questioned by the police, the woman confessed that the alleged robbery did not happen and that she had made a false report," he added.
As for the injuries on her left and right elbows, she said she purposely injured herself by rubbing her elbows against a metal road divider to show that she was assaulted by the "robbers"
"The woman revealed that she had to cook up a story as she was scared her husband would scold her for withdrawing RM5,100 which was from his salary and losing it to a scammer," said Supt Koo.
A few days earlier, the woman had transferred the money to a friend in Kapit as processing fee to open an account for the approval of a RM20,000 loan from a money-lending company.
She realised she had been conned by her friend after her every attempt to contact the person was ignored.